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How Long Does a Tree Take to Grow?

June 26, 2020 2:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The sight of a massive oak or redwood tree in nature is majestic and awe-inspiring. How long does it take for a tree to grow like that in Utah? Trees of that size grow to be that large over the course of many decades. But for all types of trees, even smaller varieties, growth is nonstop—trees will grow every year until they die, and some just grow faster than others. An oak tree, for example, might grow 60 to 80 feet in 50 years, and can live to be hundreds of years old in the right circumstances. The larger the... View Article


What Type of Wood Should Be Used for Cattle Fences?

June 5, 2020 9:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are more than a million heads of sheep and cattle spread throughout the great state of Utah. They are bred and raised for a variety of purposes—their wool, their milk and their meat. The one thing that cattle are not bred for, however, is their intellect. That’s why it’s so essential to build a fence in Utah that can adequately contain your cattle before they wander off, injure themselves or even get taken. Of course, when you are setting off on such a daunting project, it can be tough to understand which tips of wood to use and how... View Article


Why Fence Stays Need to Be Maintained

May 22, 2020 9:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re an agricultural property owner hoping to keep their cattle where they belong, or you’re a homeowner hoping to keep invaders off of your property, there are few security measures more valuable than putting up a good fence. Of course, you can’t just build a fence along your property and expect it to stay strong forever. To keep your land and property safe, you have to make sure you’re staying on top of any maintenance issues. That doesn’t just mean a site inspection of your posts and wires—it means a close assessment of your entire fence, including your fence... View Article


The Best Wood to Use for Building

May 6, 2020 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wood frame construction for housing and other types of buildings remains common throughout the United States. Framing lumber is used for framing out walls, floor joists, roof trusses and headers. In general, framing lumber will be SPF (spruce/pine/fir) softwood, and here in Utah, you’ll have several choices of the best wood for building in that category: Heavy timber: This is any dimensional lumber larger than 4.5”, most commonly used for posts or beams, or in construction of timber frame homes. The larger dimensions of the wood allow it to support much heavier loads and spread out over longer spans. The... View Article


Which Firewood Burns the Longest? Here’s How to Choose Your Firewood

April 22, 2020 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people are surprised to learn that not all wood is equal when it comes to being used as firewood. Different types and species of wood burn in different ways. You’ll need different kinds of wood based on whether you’re building the fire indoors or outdoors, and depending on how long you want the wood to burn for. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about selecting the longest-lasting firewood in Utah so you get the best wood for your needs. Choosing the species Obviously, all wood is going to burn. The differences in wood from species to... View Article